Find subjects that are interesting for you to draw. I focused on the figures of soldiers and policemen with their riot gear on in my drawing.
Create studies of figure's anatomy. Simplified features make the drawing of the figure easier and demonstrate your understanding it's internal structure.Proceed drawing out the most important features of the figure such as skull, hands and feet. Look for a way to simplify various body parts in your sketches.
Detailed studies of the skull must be made in order to familiarize yourself with internal structure of human head.
Hands and feet prove to be very hard to draw, especially when foreshortened. The more we draw them the better the outcome.
Draw skeletal figure gestures in order to understand dynamics of the human body. Keep your initial lines fairly light and reserve darker lines for the objects closer to you (the viewer) in distance. Produce 10-15 figure drawings per week in your sketchbook.
Gesture drawings of human skeleton.
Extended figure sketches.
Summer Green, 30"X40", oil on canvas, 2011
I can't help but get inspired by the summer landscape I find right around the corner from my house. Most of my days are spent working at the studio, but when I get outside there is this captivating environment calling for my attention.
I am partaking in an upcoming group show this Spring. Anyone is welcome to come and join me at the Opening Reception on Sunday, April 10 from 2pm to 4pm.
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
399 The West Mall
Etobicoke ON M9C 2Y2
416 - 394 - 8628
Gallery Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Weekends & Holidays 2 pm - 5 pm
Exhibition: April 7 - 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 2 pm - 4 pm
Wave Of Desire, 40"X30", acrylic on canvas, 2011
In this video I create a Figurative Expressionist painting with acrylics, on a 30"X30" canvas. Please take a look at the different stages of my work's progression. Even though I have my general idea sketched, I still experience a process of decision making as I create this painting. I have to rework areas of the piece more then once until finer results are achieved.